NWS Update: Wind and Rainfall Could Turn to Snow

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/16 2014 10:02AM

Updated 03/16 2014 10:07AM

(courtesy of the National Weather Service)
(courtesy of the National Weather Service)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- High winds and rainfall could turn to snow in the Ozarks this afternoon.

From the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo.-

Sustained northerly winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 mph are expected this morning into this afternoon. Winds will gradually weaken this afternoon but will remain breezy before demising after sunset.

The rainfall currently occurring across the area this morning will change over to snow from northwest to southeast this morning into early this afternoon.

Slushy snow accumulations of up to 1 inch will be possible, especially on grassy surfaces. A corridor of heavier amounts in the 1 to 3 inch range is expected to fall along and generally southeast of a Cassville to Bolivar and then to the Rolla-Missouri line.

Locally higher amounts of 3 to 4 inches will be possible near the Salem and Eminence areas.

Wind chill values in the single digits are expected tonight into Monday morning.

Gusty southerly winds and dry conditions may result in elevated fire weather conditions on Tuesday across portions of extreme Southeastern Kansas and far Southwestern Missouri into Central Missouri.

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